Christchurch City Libraries website has links to Literary Prizes and Awards

Violence 101
Denis Wright
NZ Post Book Awards, Best first book, 2009

Reaching the summit
Alexa Johnston & David Larsen
NZ Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults, 2008: Non-fiction honour award

Hana’s suitcase : a true story
Karen Levine
2002 Sydney Taylor Book Award; 2003 Children's Book of the Year, Canadian Library Association; 2004 IRA Children's Book Award Notable - Intermediate Nonfiction; 2004 Notable Children's Book

Kit’s wilderness
David Almond
2001 - Michael L. Printz Award Winner; 2001 - ALA Notable Children's Book; 2001 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults

Water in the blood
Alan Bunn
Shortlisted in the AIM Children's Book Awards, Fiction, 1991

The heaven shop
Deborah Ellis
Ontario Library Assoc., Golden Oak Award winner, 2006; Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards, Honors, 2005.

The outsiders
S.E. Hinton
New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Books List, 1967; ALA Best Young Adult Books, 1975

The whale rider
Witi Ihimaera
1987, National Book Data New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award

A little piece of ground
Elizabeth Laird
Middle East Outreach Council Youth Literature Award, 2006, and the U.S. Board on Books for Young People’s Outstanding International Book Award, 2007

Leaving One-Foot Island
Graeme Lay
Finalist, 1999 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

Secrets in the fire
Henning Mankell
Winner 2004: IRA (International Reading Association) Notable Books for Global Society award.
Winner of the 2002 Sankei Children's Publishing Culture Award.

Patricia McCormick
National Book Award finalist, 2007

Nicola Morgan
2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award; 2005 South Lanarkshire Book Award (shortlist) ; 2005 Stockport Schools' Book Award (shortlist)

Joanna Orwin
NZ Post Children’s Book Awards, 2002, winner Senior Fiction.

How I live now
Meg Rosoff
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2004, winner; 2004
2004 Whibread Children's Book Award (shortlist); 2005 Michael L. Printz Award (US); 2005 Orange First Novel Prize (shortlist)

Smash! : a racist attack : and friends become enemies
Robert Swindells
Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 1998

Gangsta rap
Benjamin Zephaniah
2006, Manchester Book Award (shortlist)

Fighting Ruben Wolfe
Markus Zusak
ALA Best Book for Young Adults ; Winner of the CCBE Straw Poll for the Printz Award ; Honor Book, Australia Book of the Year for Older Readers ; New South Wales Premier’s Award

What I saw and how I lied
Judy Blundell
National Book Award winner, 2008.